As we approach Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Kollaboration is proud to share a visualization of Kavi Vu’s (Kollaboration ATL ’12) award winning poem, “On Graduation”
Have you ever felt the same?
Narrator – Kavi Vu
Daughter – Kelli Chu
Mother – Rose Kai Lee
Directors – Minji Chang & Brianna Kim
Producers – Dennis Chang & Marvin Yueh
Director of Photography – John Enriquez
Production Assistants – Shannon Wong & Isabell Liao
Editor – Aaliyah Chae & Andrew Kim
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Alex Dang is an aspiring poet who wowed us all with his performance of “What Kind of Asian Are You?” for the Portland Poetry Slam at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.
A strong voice full of passion and emotions, Alex delivered a powerful piece of poetry about Asian American stereotypes and the undying questions that are asked over and over to many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, questions like “What kind of Asian are you?” and my favorite, “Where are you REALLY from?”
Alex dissects the root of the question, starting out with sarcasm linking everything Asian to himself, because obviously everything Asian has to be connected in some way.